Following a degree in Chemistry from NUI Galway, Noel O’Boyle undertook a PhD with Prof. Han Vos (Dublin City University) on ruthenium polypyridyl complexes. Subsequent postdoctoral positions involved protein reaction similiarity (University of Cambridge), protein-ligand docking (Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre), and conformation generation (University College Cork). Moving into industry, at NextMove Software he developed products that applied cheminformatics to peptides and other biologics, as well as to problems in medicinal chemistry. In 2019, he joined the Computational Chemistry team at Sosei Heptares to find new therapeutics for GPCRs.
Throughout his career, he has maintained an interest in Open Source software in chemistry, and has contributed to GaussSum, cclib, and Open Babel among others.